John Franklin Adams, age 94, of Mendon, passed away Friday, May 20, 2016  at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.


He was born September 24, 1921 in Fort Jennings, to the late Berl F. & Velma C. ( Davis ) Adams.


On September 19, 1948, he married Jean A. Dicke, who preceded him in death on August 13, 2008. 


He is survived by two Daughters: Janice ( Dennis ) Clay of Mendon and Joyce ( Brian ) Burckholter of Antwerp, three Grandchildren: Andrew Clay, Aaron Clay, 

and Amy ( Tom ) Bradley, all of Mendon, and three Great Grandchildren: Emma & Carly Clay and Branson Bradley.     


Other survivors include a Brother-in-law and Sisters-in-law: Wilda ( Jim ) Allison of New Lexington, Anna Rose Dicke of Mena, Arkansas, Mary Lou Adams of Spencerville, Fran Adams of Ottawa and Shirley Adams of Spencerville,

and many Nieces & Nephews.


He was preceded in death by Sisters: Anne ( Merle ) Townsend and Elnore ( Neal ) Jenkins, and Brothers: William “Bill” Adams, Kenneth Ray Adams and Robert Adams.  


John graduated from York Township High School in 1940.

He proudly served his country during WWII in the United States Navy, from August 1942 to November 1945.  He served in the Pacific Theater, was involved in the Normandy Beachhead Invasion, and was honorably  discharged as a Gunner's Mate 2nd Class, having served on the U.S.S. Glennon.


He had worked at Goodyear in St. Marys and Fruehauf in Delphos, and was 

a lifelong farmer.  He loved his family, his community, and the Cincinnati Reds.


He was a member of the Mendon Lions Club for over 50 years, and was a life member of Bowersock Brothers V.F.W. Post #6772 in Spencerville.


He served as a Sunday School Superintendent at the Mendon United Methodist Church, where he was a member.  John and his wife were also members of the Mercer County Farm Bureau.


Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, May 24, at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Mendon, with Pastor Rob Glenn, officiating.


Burial will be at Mendon Cemetery, with graveside  military rites to be conducted by the Spencerville Veterans.


Calling Hours are 3:00-7:00 P.M., Monday, May 23, and an hour 

prior to time of services on Tuesday, at the Mendon Funeral Home.


Memorial Contributions may be made to: Mendon United Methodist Church or the Mendon Lions Club.


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